history final essay - Andrew Jackson the victor of the 1828...

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Andrew Jackson, the victor of the 1828 United States presidential election against John Quincy Adams, was the leader of the Jacksonian Democrats, formerly known as the Democratic-Republicans. Two political parties had emerged out of the interim Republicans during the Era of Good Feelings, the rival one being the National Republicans, led by Adams. With steadfast support from the West and the South, Jackson triumphed during the 1828 election, and this incited a theme of power for the masses. However, new controversies were constantly being introduced within the states, and these consumed Jackson’s time in office, including the Nullification Crisis, the forced removal of Indians, and the Bank War. As the middle states and New Englanders began to support protective tariffs that would protect American industry from competition against Europe, Congress increased the general tariff in 1824. However, wool manufacturers wanted a higher tariff. Andrew Jackson raised this tariff, expecting to be defeated, but it was passed in 1828. Southerners considered this tariff the “Tariff of Abominations,” since they consumed manufactured goods instead of having a manufacturing industry. They believed that the
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